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Suginami Animation Museum

3-29-5 Kamiogi, Suginami, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3396-1510
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FREE admission and nice history of Japanese animation

If you're into Japanese animation I would highly recommend this stop at the beginning of your visit... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
Portland Oregon
Very interesting but a small place

I love cartoon a lot so I decided to go there. There are some videos with English subscription for... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2016
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This is the "Museum of Japanimation."
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Aug 31, 2016
“FREE admission and nice history of Japanese animation”
Jun 17, 2016
“Very interesting but a small place”
3-29-5 Kamiogi, Suginami, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3396-1510
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

If you're into Japanese animation I would highly recommend this stop at the beginning of your visit to Tokyo. There is an audio tour in English too (which you don't get at the Ghibli) which provides interesting facts as you walk through the exhibit from...More

4  Thank jportlandor
Reviewed June 17, 2016

I love cartoon a lot so I decided to go there. There are some videos with English subscription for you to see how they make it. There was a machine for you to do voice over. But it is a bit difficult to play if...More

1  Thank garfieldHk
Reviewed April 28, 2015

Quaint museum on Japanese animation, wish we had more time there, you can spend hours there, recommend to anyone a fan of Japanese animation

2  Thank xraymike85
Reviewed September 11, 2014

This small but free museum was worth seeking out during my trip. It's got the usual activities for this type of museum; you can trace pictures on a lightbox desk, and watch some shows/movies in a little theatre. What I remembered most was: in the...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was a very interesting place. Not big, but my kids love it. There's a room where you can learn how to draw, make cartoons, dub sounds..theres also a complete library where you can read mangas and find many interesting facts about it. Unfortunately, most...More

Thank Rismaneswati28
Reviewed August 30, 2014

In my view this is a nice animation museum but its very small. We enjoyed the English explanations on most exhibits and that its free. If you have time or happen to come in at the right time you can also watch Anime on their...More

1  Thank Xymyz
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Certainly if you are into animation, you shouldn't miss this. Very nice facility - lots of activities for children and well explained history of animation. Most explanations in English as well.

2  Thank Sue S
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Don't arrive at 5.30pm on a Saturday as you're likely to find it closed like we did! And allow plenty of time to find it! But we did find lots of nice places to eat at the nearby Ogikubo station :)

5  Thank AmyTravelsTheWorld
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

We tied this in with a visit to the Ghibli museum. You need to get the Kanto bus from Ogikubo station- we speak virtually no Japanese but all the people at the bus stop & on the bus were SO kind and made sure we...More

4  Thank thelittlechap
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Visit this lovely museum in the cold weather, learn about the history of 3 big firms establishing this museum. There are range of animation with long history (50 years), various items were displayed here. You can find here from anime scenarios, storyboards, configuration data, original...More

4  Thank albert j
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